Accession Number : ADA263255


Title :   The Impact of Recent Federal Administrative Rules on Army Dental Care. Volume 1. A Cost Analysis of Bloodborne Pathogens: A Report of Consultation


Descriptive Note : Final rept. for period ending Dec 1992


Corporate Author : ARMY HEALTH CARE STUDIES AND CLINICAL INVESTIGATION ACTIVITY FORT SAM HOUSTON TX


Personal Author(s) : Shulman, Jay D ; Lalumandier, James A ; Amstutz, Richard D ; Williams, Timothy R ; Truesdell, Paula


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a263255.pdf


Report Date : 31 Dec 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 49


Abstract : The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Bloodborne Pathogens Standard was analyzed and the initial and annual costs of compliance by the Directorate of Dental Services were estimated using FY91 data. In addition to the costs of supplies and equipment, the cost of personnel time required to perform required tasks was also determined. The estimated annual cost of the Directorate of Dental Services' Infection Control Program, which includes the cost of complying with Bloodborne Pathogens Standard, ranges from $7,330,108 when amortized costs, personnel and dental treatment room (DTR) opportunity costs are excluded, to $27,371,080 when those costs are included. Cost per patient visit ranges from $2.14 when amortized costs, personnel and DTR opportunity costs are excluded, to $3.00 when amortized costs are included, to $8.00 when all costs are included.... Army Dental Corps, US Army, Military Medicine, Dentistry, Bloodborne pathogens, OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard.


Descriptors :   *COST ESTIMATES , *MILITARY MEDICINE , *DENTISTRY , CONTROL , MILITARY PERSONNEL , MANAGEMENT , COSTS , STANDARDS , PATIENTS , INFECTIOUS DISEASES , ADDITION , FEDERAL BUDGETS , ACQUIRED IMMUNE DEFICIENCY SYNDROME , MILITARY BUDGETS , HUMAN IMMUNODEFICIENCY VIRUSES , HEALTH CARE FACILITIES , ARMY , SUPPLIES , PERSONNEL , SAFETY , MEDICINE , TIME , HEALTH , REPORTS


Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Medicine and Medical Research


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE